Until the end of 2023, Realme had not announced a premium flagship phone since the Realme GT 2 Pro in 2022. But this changed completely in December 2023, as the company unveiled a new and very promising flagship phone, the Realme GT5 Pro.
The Realme GT5 Pro is an excellent flagship phone from the Chinese brand, and I wouldn't blame you if you got confused and automatically compared it to OnePlus 12 Because both phones share many specifications and features.
Without further details, here are the specifications and price of the Realme GT5 Pro and all its advantages and disadvantages, in addition to a comprehensive user guide for everything related to the entire phone, in addition to a comprehensive review in which we discuss whether the phone is worth buying or not, after our experience with the phone about a day after its launch. officially.
The phone comes powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, a giant 5400 mAh battery with support for 100-watt fast wired charging, and 50-watt wireless charging, in addition to that we have an OLED screen with a maximum brightness of 4500 nits per inch.
But there are a number of changes here compared to the flagship OnePlus phone of 2023. For example, the Realme phone comes with a 1.5K, 144Hz screen instead of a 120Hz panel that supports QHD+ quality.
The Realme phone also offers a revised rear camera setup. Here we have the same 50MP LYT-808 main camera as the OnePlus 12 (1/1.4 inch, f/1.69) and an 8MP medium ultra-wide lens (IMX355). However, the company is working to enhance the photography experience when it comes to optical zoom capabilities.
The Realme GT5 Pro packs a 50MP telephoto camera that supports up to 3x zoom, using the flagship IMX890 sensor. Note that this is the same setup as the periscope camera Oppo Find X6 Pro, so here we have similarly great image quality, especially in shooting scenarios in low-light conditions
In this phone, the company offers a 32-megapixel front camera. But it also announced a strange feature that relies on the palm of the hand to control many things on the phone, and more specifically, the company says that it offers the feature of unlocking the phone using the palm of the hand. The company explained in a press release: “When the screen is off, all you have to do is open your palm and bring it close to the screen to turn on the screen and unlock it quickly.”
Realme confirmed to us before testing the device that the phone actually uses a sensor to facilitate palm recognition, which may be a feature we have seen before in many phones but it is certainly welcome.
The Realme GT5 Pro also offers a so-called AI-based gesture control system that looks similar to gesture controls from LG and Google. This allows you to swipe your hand across the phone's screen, using one of 12 gestures to interact with your phone.
This includes a five-finger tap to enter the recent items list, a side swipe to scroll horizontally through running apps, showing a single index finger to move the cursor on the screen, and flipping your hand to return to the main menu.
The most prominent smartphone from the Chinese brand in 2023 also features an elegant design, as the black version has an AG-style back glass while the white and brown versions provide a back panel of a material made to resemble leather. You'll also get a circular camera module here, along with an aluminum frame and a punch-hole cutout mounted in the middle of the display. Here we have an IP64 rating as well, which means the phone is dust resistant but only splash resistant.
The Realme phone also runs on the Realme UI 5.0 user interface, which is based on the Android 14 operating system. The company promises three major updates to the Android system along with four years of security updates. This is not on par with Samsung and Google's flagship phones, but in the end this policy is still better than many other companies.
Other notable features include dual stereo speakers, an IR blaster, omni-directional NFC, and a USB 3.2 data transfer standard.
Realme GT5 Pro price starts at $480 in China for the 12GB/256GB model. This works out to $605 for the 16GB/1TB version.
Realme told us that it currently has no plans to launch the phone in global markets as of the time of writing. With that said, the Realme GT2 Pro is the last GT Pro variant to see a global release. So we're not completely ruling out a wider GT5 Pro launch sometime in 2024, and we'll certainly update this article as soon as we receive any new details. You can take a closer look at the phone here.
Realme GT5 Pro is undoubtedly a powerful phone. Not only does it deliver optimal high-level gaming performance even without worrying about hardware issues, but it can also charge in near-record times – making it a reliable phone for heavy-duty users as well as regular rough usage. Although the camera seems weaker than other flagship phones on the market, it is still usable and certainly does not affect the stronger selling points that this phone brings to the table. Although the product has not been officially released in the Middle East yet, testing it gave us the impression that Realme's dedicated fans will enjoy it - whether through the impressive fast charging or the solid and flawless performance alongside the gorgeous display.
|December 7, 2023
|December 14, 2023
|161.7 x 75.1 x 9.2 mm (6.37 x 2.96 x 0.36 in)
|Glass front, glass back or silicone polymer back (eco-leather), aluminum frame
|Black, silver, orange
|1264 x 2780 pixels, with a pixel density of 450 pixels per inch
|Kunlun Glass 5
|92.0% screen-to-body ratio
144Hz refresh rate
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 - 4 nm
|Octa-core (1x3.3GHz Cortex-X4, 5x3.2GHz Cortex-A720, 2x2.3GHz Cortex-A520)
|12 - 16 GB
|256 - 512 GB, 1 TB
|50 MP (wide), f/1.8
|50 MP (telephoto), f/3.4, x2.7 optical zoom
|8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
|LED flash, HDR, panorama
|4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS
|32 MP (wide), f/2.0
|4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
|5400 mAh non-removable
|Other features of the sound
|24-bit/192 kHz audio
|Yes, with stereo speakers
|Under-display fingerprint sensor - optical
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6/7, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct
|Realme GT5 Pro
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|Price in Saudi Arabia
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|Price in Egypt